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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Another day in Newlyn.




This time of year sees a regular stream of visiting Scottish prawn (langoustine) trawlers using Newlyn as a base for their fishing trips west of the Scillys, Orion BF432...



local crabber Harriet Eve heads in through the gaps


and makes her way to a landing berth alongside the Chris Tacha...


in addition to the prawn trawlers there's always a handful of visiting Scottish scallopers that come and try their luck...


crabbers Chris Tacha and Harriet Eve land their two-day trips of crab...


for the Real Cornish Crab Company...


there's always work to be done on the trawls...


time for the Twilight III to sail...


Uncle Tom on the Harvest Reaper has decided to switch over to a scraper trawl now that megrims have begun to show up - which should see a reduction on the amount of haddock they have been catching - referencing the measure being taken to introduce a series of MPAs around Cornwall in order to protect salmon and sea trout - in 35 years fishing Tom has seen two sea trout - many fishermen in Cornwall have never seen a live sea trout or salmon...


so a different set of bridles and rig are wound back on to the winch...


the Evening Star is one of a handful of shelterdecked scallopers in the UK...


interesting looking steel yacht, Second Chance from Pembroke Dock...


the recently re-fitted James RH makes her way in through the gaps and heads for the quay...


where her ropes are taken...


an old hands' trick, using a heavy mooring rope as a fender to swing the boat on its bow against the quay...


like any other fishing boat, it seems there are always 101 jobs to be completed between trips, here the Brixham scalloper checks over all her running gear.